The Karas Pen Club turns five years old this year, which is absolutely incredible considering we had no idea if we’d be able to sustain one year of the Club when we started it. We went out on a limb when we rolled out the club that first year, hoping to have a few hundred people that MIGHT be interested in hanging out with us on Facebook, submitting suggestions for products, and giving us feedback on early prototype images and videos. Needless to say the idea, and the Club, was a huge hit.
We’ve made adjustments and changes to certain elements of the Club over the years, but the core ideas remain the same. Engage with a group of our fans, customers, and friends in a more frequent and unique way, to offer early access to certain releases, release exclusive Club only items, offer special discounts, show sneak peeks of production processes, source feedback and suggestions via Facebook and Google forms, and to generally have fun in all of our interactions with Club members.
This year we’re maintaining those Club ideas and adding a few new ones. We’ll do some random YouTube Livestreams just for the Pen Club members. There will be a few Pen Club giveaways, including at least one that features unreleased or prototype products.
What’s different this year in terms of the Club? The primary difference this year is how you can purchase your access to the club. In the past, we’ve sourced a custom minted challenge coin as the item that grants access into the Club. For Year Five, we’re offering a few ways to get into the Club. We’re still offering a challenge coin, but this year’s coin is one we’re machining in-house. Machined from C360 brass, the coin features artwork created by Ishmael Salleh and will look great alongside your collection of Pen Club items. We’re also offering a C360 brass pry bar in the same design as our TKO pry bar that we released in December 2021. We’re calling it the BKO, and it has several deep laser engraved text and graphics areas in the same font featured on the Club coin. These two items can be purchased separately, or you can get the 2022 Karas Pen Club Set. Scroll down to see these items.
Throughout the year, we’ll issue Pen Club discount codes via the Pen Club newsletter. But we don’t stop there, we’ll also offer some products early to Club members at a discounted price.
Select products, mostly limited releases and small batch items, will be made available early to Club members. These items are liable to sell out, so being a Club members ensures a shot to get one.
Exclusive Karas products, partner products, and accessories will be made available to members throughout the year. We’ll start the year of with a few leftover exclusives, but will add a 2022 item quickly.